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So I spammed all over Tumblr...

...and probably should've tried to figure out how it worked before I did so.

I was extreeeeeeemely sick Wednesday night, unable to sleep — the less said, the better, but suffice it to say it involved the White Throne — so, to distract myself from my misery, I mainlined Summoner's Pilgrimage, an FFX liveblog. I left many and sundry comments and much squee.

I probably should've used replies instead of reblogging and adding my own comments. Also, that was a helluva lot of comments to post in one night.

I don't know. But anyway, I did that. I'm afraid I came off too know-it-all and abrasive, as I so often do. Academic writing, where you assert BS with bold confidence, la.

Now I have a problem. On Tumblr, how do you reply? Mintywolf left a comment after one of my posts, and I have no idea how to reply to her without reblogging my blog post and adding another comment. Which...er... would mean two posts in my blog? Or would it add my reply after my post?

Tumblr bewilders me. I am so words-focused, and so used to old-school blog format like what we have here.

Also, the focus on reposting other people's stuff feels odd to me, even though it's usually linked back to the source.


ETA: I really shouldn't post while sick. I wrote this entry in order to share the url of my Tumblr, here.


This entry was originally posted at http://auronlu.dreamwidth.org/222916.html, where it has comment count unavailablecomments.
 

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vieralynn
Feb. 23rd, 2013 08:23 am (UTC)
Tumblr's interface is bewildering.

If you are using vanilla tumblr, you will lack many of the features that all of the fandom tumblr people use, including useful replies.

Do you use missing-e (http://missing-e.com) or xkit (http://xkit-extension.tumblr.com)? Both are browser plugins that make tumblr FAR FAR FAR more user friendly and useful for conversation.

Missing-e and xkit have different ways of handling replies but they work. I use xkit. Ping me if you have questions about it.
sissyhiyah
Feb. 23rd, 2013 12:36 pm (UTC)
Tumblr confuses me too. I don't like a lot of things about it and don't understand its popularity, but hey, you can find a lot more there than you can anywhere else, so I flip back and forth.

As for replies....I can never remember how to do it. I'm lazy and usually just reblog. I could look it up, but eh.
mintywolf
Feb. 23rd, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
Another FFX playthrough you might be interested in is Livvy Plays Final Fantasy. I think it was her first playthrough, too, so her commentary is not as insightful as someone really familiar with the game who has had time to dwell on it and ponder all its nuances, but she is reacting to it for the first time.

Unfortunately one of tumblr's biggest flaws is that you actually CAN'T reply to comments, which is really irritating. People generally hold conversations by reblogging what the other person said and then adding their response, which does end up with a huge pile of blog posts on your tumblr. (So don't worry about spamming anybody with reblogs instead of leaving comments, because that is actually how it's done. I actually found your tumblr because she had reblogged your responses.)

The lack of a proper commenting system like this one is the major problem I have with it because it makes it hard to have a good discussion. However, the fandoms are a lot more active there than they are over here, so that's where all the discussions are happening.

It is not my favorite blogging platform, but it's fun and kinda catchy, and since it is very visually-oriented there's a lot more art and screencaps and gifs and suchlike flying around. (Most of it credited, as you said, although I have in the past had to hunt down the artist of a piece and attach the credit to the post myself. But fluff it, somebody worked hard on that!)

You can also usually send someone a message directly through the Ask Me Anything box on their own page, although different layouts put it in different places and some layouts don't have it at all, which is a mess. At any rate, here is mine, if you want to get a hold of me over there.
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